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Gentry means “well-born people”. The origin of the word is from latin gentis which means “clan” or “extended family”. In England gentry is the social class below the aristocracy. It gets its income from large landholdings.
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- Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (1996) p.798
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- Peter Coss, The Origins of the English Gentry. Past and Present Publications. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (2003). ISBN 052182673X